Punch Line Café
7059 Hollywood Boulevard,
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Functions: Office Space
Previous Names: Athena Theatre, Avon Theatre, Bijou Theatre, Odeon Theatre
The address locates this theatre in part of a building just to the west of the former Hollywood Galaxy Theatre. The Athena Theatre was opened on September 9, 1969 screening straight adult movies. It operated until January 1970. From February 1970 until May 1971 it became the Avon Theatre, screening all-male adult movies.
From August 1971 to August 1973 it operated as the Bijou Theatre screening mainstream revival films. Frome September 1973 until April 1974 the Bijou Theatre reverted back to screening all-mail adult movies.
Closed for a while, it reopened as the Odeon Theatre in September 1975 screening mainstream revival films again. It was closed as a movie theatre in January 1977.
From January 1977 it reopened as a live performance comedy venue named Punch Line Café with a tag line “Corkers, or What Do I Take For A Running Gag”. It was closed in April 1977.
The building which housed the theatre is part of a building which now houses offices for the Ron Hubbard Foundation.
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